Every child deserves the chance to go to school and learn

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Who We Are

We believe that every child deserves the right to safety and to be empowered through education. Working in some of the poorest areas in the world, we strive to ensure that every child has the chance to go to school and learn.

Where We Work

We began our work in Sierra Leone in 2008, working with a small number of street children. Ten years later we have helped to transform the lives of more than 120,000 children across Sierra LeoneLiberiaNepal and Nigeria

What We Do

We work with local partners to provide sustainable, cost-effective solutions, that have maximum impact. We focus on protecting children by reuniting them with families to care for them; educating children by improving access to quality learning opportunities; empowering families through provision of income generation opportunities; and supporting children in emergencies

Our Impact 

Our focus is on low-cost sustainable solutions that make a real difference to the children we support. Since 2008, we have helped over 120,000 children to go to school and learn, and have supported more than 22,000 families to set up businesses so they can afford the cost of educating their children long-term.

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Our Story

'I have always believed in being the change in the world that you want to see' 

In 2008, Tom Dannatt travelled out to Sierra Leone, then the poorest country in the world. While there, he witnessed unimaginable poverty. Children as young as five were living, working or surviving on the streets; they were alone, out of school and without hope for the future. He was inspired to act.

So, Street Child was born.

The plan: to find 100 street-connected children, and help them find their family and return to school.

Just ten years later, we have helped over 120,000 children to go to school and supported over 22,000 families to set up businesses across five countries.